TMC releases 2013 Recommended Practice Manual

Updated Dec 17, 2012

American Trucking Association’s Technology & Maintenance Council has introduced the 2012-2013 Recommended Practices Manual.

The new edition is a two-volume set is said to include TMC’s Recommended Maintenance Practices Manual, featuring maintenance and equipment testing information, and Recommended Engineering Practices Manual, featuring spec’ing, design and construction practices. Comprising more than 2,900 pages, fleets, service providers and equipment manufacturers across the nation use TMC’s manual when it comes to the purchase, design, maintenance and performance of equipment.

The manual is available in CD or book format, TMC says, and can be purchased by calling 866-821-3468 or online at

According to TMC, the manual includes recommended practices for:

  • Tires and wheels
  • Engines
  • Electrical and instruments
  • Fleet maintenance management
  • Chassis and brake systems
  • Cab and controls
  • Trailers, bodies and material handling
  • Cost control methods
  • Energy conservation
  • On-board vehicle electronics
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